top 10 wairarapa wedding photographer

David Le now part of Together Journal

You can now find me on Together Journal

You can now find me on Together Journal amongst some of the best wedding photographers and vendors throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Hopefully you’ll see a wedding or two in the pages of the Together Journal magazine real soon.

Ashleigh and Tyler finally engaged

Fun fact - Ashleigh and Tyler booked me in for their wedding before they actually were engaged. Fun fact number two, it’s not the first time that’s happened. Fun fact number 3, Ashleigh and Tyler are now engaged. Final fun fact, al fresco is derived from italian, which usually used to describe dining outside.

Looking forward to the wedding team, can’t wait!

Jessica and Ben's spring wedding at Sudbury

Jessica and Ben and them confetti showers at Sudbury

What. A. Day.

This past weekend I got to document the one and only Ben from Sink or Surface wedding to his beautiful bride Jessica. Was great being able to share in such a big occasion for such a good friend and to hang with just a bunch of beautiful souled and happy people.

Here’s a few snaps from their big day at the always stunning Sudbury on the Wellington coast.

Venue Sudbury | Dress Tara Lauren | BM Dresses Petal and Pup | Cake Cake Friday | MUA Kristy Leigh | Hair Stef | Suits Booker-Spalding | Band Mark Hanify | Florals Melissa Jane Florist | Bride Jacket Sarah Jane Letters | Catering Canape Company | Video Jono Smit

Featured over at New Zealand Weddings Magazine

Ellen and Marks backyard wedding featured over at  New Zealand Weddings Magazine

Ellen and Marks backyard wedding featured over at New Zealand Weddings Magazine

Mark proposed following a weekend stay with friends in Taupo. I thought we were on our way home, but he drove in the other direction – he’d secretly booked a beautiful bed and breakfast villa! Our puppy, Joe, was with us, so we took him for a bush walk and came across a beautiful secluded boat ramp where Mark got down on one knee! The proposal was absolutely the surprise of my life! read more

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Kaye Bradbury (Bride’s mum); BRIDE’S SHOES Number One Shoes; BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES Cameron Jewellery; GROOM’S SUIT, SHOES Barkers, Johnny Bigg; GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE Barkers; CELEBRANT Sal Cleary; HAIR Emmaleigh (bride’s friend); MAKEUP Abby’s Beauty Wonderland (bride’s friend); RINGS Cameron Jewellery; CAKES Laura Bradbury (bride’s sister); CATERING The Crafted and Co. (Groom’s sister); MUSIC Twisted; HIRE Stretch Tents Wellington

Jo and Blair at Tironui Farm Martinborough

Jo and Blair and the crew practising the first dance, crack up

Jo and Blair and the crew practising the first dance, crack up

I do a tonne of weddings down in the Wairarapa and got to shoot at one of the new venues down there at Tironui Farm.

A tad over 500km of driving for me on the day taking me all over the Wairarapa, here’s a few snaps from Joanna and Blair’s wedding daaaaaay!!!

Venue Tironui Farm | Caterer and Cake Crafted and Co | MUA Jaymie Jarvis


Wai and Cherry at Church Road Winery

Double Happy, Cherry and Wai at Church Road Winery.

It’s not everyday where I shoot a wedding and I have more people who look like me than not. The big and beautiful chinese wedding of Cherry and Wai at Church Road Winery was a goodie. A couple midday tea ceremonies. Plenty of aunties and uncles with their cameras and phones popping up taking snaps. A slideshow business presentation from the maid of honour, three outfit changes and plenty of smile.

Great day on the tools and thanks to my bud Meredith Lord for coming along to shoot with me.

Venue Church Road Winery | Cake Pretty Little Details | Celebrant Nichola Nicholson | Signage I Do Glamour | Florals Botanical Lane | Video Anna Cudby | Photobooth HotShotz | Co Shooter Meredith Lord

Sophie and Alan at Poppies Martinborough

Cool cool cool cool cool! What a start to wedding season little Dave is having. Sophie and Alan, smashing the wedding game with bloody good people, some beautiful styled details and a the best chilled out fun atmosphere!

So many goodies from the wedding day, and a few GIFs too, can’t wait to share more from these two beautiful souls, yeeeeewwwwww!!!!!

Venue Poppies Martinborough | Cake Stiletto Studio Cakes | Flowers Melissa Jane Flower Studio | Brides Dress Bridal Studio | BM Dresses Shieke | Hair Debbie Pearce Hair & Silver Scissors | MUA Candice Dear Makeup Artist | Suit Rembrandt | Rings Cameron Jewellery | Celebrant Rita Palmer | Music Hype Entertainment | Wedding Planner Gather & Company

Sophie stunning the girls with the first look.

Sophie stunning the girls with the first look.

Ryan + Charlotte wedding at Poppies Martinborough

Winter weddings in New Zealand. You get dreamy blue hour light after sunset, the skies and clear and the full woollen suits actually make sense to wear. Back at it again with another Stills + Motion collab with Sink or Surface.

Ryan + Charlotte, looking dapper, married in the tiny church that is Burnside and partied the night away at the beautiful Poppies in Martinborough.

So many goodies to share, so little time…check back for full blog post

Venue Poppies Martinborough | Dress Paperswan Bride / Karen Willis Holmes | Florals Yvette Edwards | Suits Working Style | Hair + MUA Amy McLennan | Cake Sweet Bakery | Rings Naveya & Sloane Jewellery | Film Sink or Surface

Mustard Folk | Events, Weddings and Furniture goods

Mustard Folk | Events, Weddings and Furniture goods

With shooting weddings you get to cross paths with so many amazingly talented vendors and creatives. And whenever Kylie from Mustard Folk is involved I just know the wedding is going to be amazing styled, chic and super beautiful!

So recently, I popped into her store in little old Rongotea to help photograph her current and new hire equipment for her new website which is releasing soon, here’s a few snaps of some of the goods!

For all you brides who have got Mustard Folk involved this wedding season and beyond, I can’t wait to see what Kylie does!

From Welly with love, Palmy engagement session

Snuck in a Sunday sesh of beers and engagement photos with Alana and Rob. We jumped fences, got our kicks covered in mud and caught the last of the winter evening light.

Looking forward to your guys wedding in the summer at Orlando Country where hopefully it will be less cold and muddy, yeeeoooww!!!